“Pay no attention to critics. No one ever erected a statue to a critic” —Werner Ehrhart
I believe we are not here to live in honour of any man, but to use our gifts and talents to help others and make the world a better place. My question today is how do you silence the critics? You must resolve not to permit anyone talk you out of your dreams or critique you to coil to the corner. Criticism can be good but don’t let it cripple you. Note that no matter what you do, someone will have something to say, either good or bad.
Theodore Roosevelt said this “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” – “Citizenship in a Republic,” Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
Dare to live your dreams, defy the odds.